Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Shrimp & Cheese Grits ------ Yum Yum!
If you have never eaten shrimp and cheese grits you are missing one of life's most delectable dishes.
The first time I ate it was in New Orleans, Louisiana. I knew it would remain on my favorite foods list for years to come. I still remember it as if it happened just yesterday. We were visiting friends, and our hostess prepared this wonderfully simple but incredibly delicious dish. I never attempted to recreate the recipe myself for some reason still unknown to me until yesterday. In the late '80's I was served a similar version of the dish at a luncheon. At that time I owned a bed & breakfast inn located in Wilmington, North Carolina where wonderful restaurants abounded (and probably still do) both on Wrightsville Beach and the Cape Fear River. Shrimp and Cheese Grits is a popular entree in most southern coastal cities and towns. On the Internet there are numerous recipes explaining exactly how to prepare it. My personal preference has to be Paula Deene's recipe which I know you, your family, and your guests will enjoy. Google Shrimp and Cheese Grits, and then click on the link to Paula Deene's recipe (or to any of many others from which to choose). This dish is elegant enough for company, but it is also pure comfort food. Enjoy!